Finland’s capital city Helsinki -connected with nature and located by the waterfront, blends so amiably into the Baltic. Let this city give you an introduction to Finland’s rich history of commonly associated with its post-war architecture. Take a walk through Helsinki’s most historical and beautiful Senate Square which lies in front of the monument to the Russian tsar Alexander II and continue up to Helsinki’s most popular attraction Temppeliaukio Church also knows as the Church of the Rock. If you fancy music it is the place to go to as it is used for concerts due to its fantastic acoustics.
For those of you interested in Finland’s participation in wars we advise you to take an inexpensive ferry from Kauppatori (the market square) to Suomenlinna, also known as Viapori– a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1991 that is built on six islands. Stroll around this gorgeous area with its old buildings, and lots of old fortifications, catacombs, and cast iron cannons to get a view of European military architecture. The ultimate way to get around would be to go on one of the 27 ready-made bike routes that present the history and development of different districts as well as natural and cultural sights or just cruise around to enjoy the urban environment and nature.
After a day of long walks and rides through the city, try a Helsinki Menu offered by about 15 of the most visible restaurants in Helsinki. Have traditional Finnish food such as tartar of salmon with potato cakes and roe mousse, or a ceviche of whitefish with tomato consommé and basil flavoured sorbet, or why not try fried filets of reindeer with deep-fried blue cheese?